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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Toby Clarke: “I don’t have a lot of faith, but I have faith in humanity” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts talks to Toby Clarke about his experiences writing a piece on faith for Fatiha El-Ghorri, a standup comedian he has met once. This afternoon feels darker than usual. …

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Review: Amatory Asylum, Wellington Members Club by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Amatory Asylum, Wellington Members Club3.0starsI’ve never been to a Swingers party before, but this gets pretty close. Here, House of Kittens – champions of erotic and immersive …

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Review: Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre5.0starsSir Ian McKellen is a story-telling machine of the highest calibre – even the creases about his eyes resemble that of a folded d…

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Review: Conspiracy, New Diorama Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Conspiracy, New Diorama Theatre 3.0stars That the press performance for Barrel Organ’s latest work Conspiracy falls on Friday the 13th, is an ominous symbol. This night feels ripe …

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Review: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation, Royal Court Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestrial Salvation, Royal Court Theatre 4.0stars Fresh from the Edinburgh International Festival, Total Immediate Collective Imminent Terrestri…

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Review: A Womb of One’s Own, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: A Womb of One's Own, Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars If A Womb of One’s Own underwent a paternity test, the results would be conclusive: it is most definitely a distant r…

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Review: Hearty, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Hearty, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars “We’ve been here before”, Emma Frankland shouts, panting. “Can you hear me?” Protruding from her back are a pair of wings, tho…

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Review: To Move in Time, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: To Move in Time, Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsTyrone Huggins’ voice is like honey. His sentences ooze, thick and syrupy, lulling his audience into a stunned sort of stupor. …

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Review: What Girls Are Made Of, Assembly Main Hall, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: What Girls Are Made Of, Assembly Main Hall, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsWhat Girls Are Made Of is so fucking cool. To the tune of a live band, Cora Bissett recounts the rollercoaster tha…

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Review: Collapsible, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Collapsible, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe5.0starsWhat with the modern world wading through an epidemic of mental illness, Margaret Perry’s Collapsible couldn’t be timelier. Hi…

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Review: The Female Role Model Project, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: The Female Role Model Project, Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2.0stars Unfortunately, The Female Role Model Project is exactly that: a project. Its billing is promising, with talk …

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Review: Hatch, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Hatch, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsAs the character of Jess, Sarah Carton is pure dynamite. The grey pallor of her prison uniform mixes with the din beyond her door: …

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: Are we not drawn on toward new erA, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Are we not drawn on toward new erA, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars Are we not drawn onward to new erA is a palindrome in every sense, though it reads better back to front. …

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Review: Suffering From Scottishness, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Suffering From Scottishness, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars Queuing in the rain and sudden early-evening chill feels like preamble for Suffering From Scottishness. The envi…

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Review: Blodeuwedd Untold, by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Blodeuwedd Untold,4.0starsJo Blake casts her circle, flour falling from her fingertips. It is raw and powdery, with tell-tale grains marking her skin and clothes. These patterns are …

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Review: Pink Lemonade, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Pink Lemonade, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsMika Johnson knows how to work their audience. Bathed in a fluorescent pink glow, Johnson surrenders to the beat of their mouth.…

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Review: The Burning, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: The Burning, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe 3.0stars “Our ancestors are calling. Let me take you back!” Four women cry, wrapped in long, dark robes with hoods tied at the …

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Review: Lovely Girls, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Lovely Girls, ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars First impressions are important to The Hiccup Project. So important in fact, that they go for a second. Lovely Girls runs at fu…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Review: Tokyo Rose, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Tokyo Rose, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars Tokyo Rose is a powerhouse of a production. Created by Burnt Lemon Theatre, this new female-led musical explores the wrongfu…

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Review: Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Manual Cinema's Frankenstein, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsThe vast stage of the McEwan Hall is brimming with possibility. Home to Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein…

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Review: Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Wil Greenway: The Ocean After All, Underbelly Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe 4.0stars “G’Day!” Wil Greenway cries, in his cheeky, charming way. Laughter escapes his boisterous…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Review: America Is Hard To See, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: America Is Hard To See, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe5.0starsAmerica Is Hard To See is a transformative theatrical experience. In its fusion of verbatim interviews, Methodist …

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Review: Fulfilment, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Fulfilment, Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe4.0starsA family of black plastic totes litter the stage, their red mouths garish against the Underbelly stage. Three actors (Claire P…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Jonathan Goddard: “I find the darker characters easier to play” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Man of many talents, Jonathan Goddard talks to Josephine Balfour Oatts about his exciting new, Arthur Pita helmed dance piece, The Mother. Luckily, the pillar-box-red seating in Meeting Room…

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Review: Breath Control: Osmosis, The Coronet Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Breath Control: Osmosis, The Coronet Theatre3.0Overall ScoreSitting at the bar at The Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill is like climbing inside a rare artefact. A one-of-a-kind doll’…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Role of the Artistic Director: Guide or Dictator? by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts attends an event in which ex-Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon talks about his and the role in general. There may be something about Rupert Go…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Review: ANNA, Dorfman Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: ANNA, Dorfman Theatre 5.0stars Wires snake around hips and scatter across the shoulders, feeding into a set of headphones. Once fitted about one’s ears, the audience are free to st…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Nicôle Lecky: “There was a long time where I wanted to be writing more” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Taking her acclaimed play, Superhoe to Brighton Fringe next month, as well as working on a ‘top secret’ TV series, Nicôle Lecky is busy. We caught up with her to talk social media break…

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Review: Admissions, Trafalgar Studios by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Admissions, Trafalgar Studios4.0starsDaylight filters in through the blinds, light spilling into the heart of an exquisite kitchen. Crafted by Paul Wills, the set of Admissions looks…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Barbican’s Fertility Festival: “We are arts professionals as well as IVF patients” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts talks to the co-creator of Fertility Festival, Jessica Hepburn about ‘Project Baby’, bringing the conversation into the 21st Century and climbing Mount Everest. J…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Review: I is a strange loop, The Pit at the Barbican by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: I is a strange loop, The Pit at the Barbican3.0Overall ScoreA fluorescent cube scorches The Pit, with white T-shirts and socks made stark against the gloom. In the electric hubbub, a…

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